Prove and Improve L&D Effectiveness

Maximize L&D spending and measure its effectiveness

Are you wasting your learning investments?

A majority (86%) of business leaders think employee development is critical for driving business outcomes; companies spend an average of $1,200 per employee on training each year. However, only 34% of business leaders think that learning and development (L&D) efforts impact business outcomes. Worse, as employees seek alternative sources of learning, nearly two-thirds of L&D spending goes to redundant or low-quality learning programs.

L&D under pressure to prove its value

As costs and workplace complexity increase, leaders expect all business units to demonstrate their contribution to the bottom line — L&D is no exception. Business leaders demand more and better information showing how L&D programs drive business impact. L&D teams know their investments are critical to organizational success, but without a quick and easy way to collect, synthesize and share information, business leaders remain uninformed.

As a team, we have to ensure that learning throughout the organization is meaningful, relevant and meeting the business’s needs.

Jennifer Macadlo

Director of Talent and Learning Development, Nielsen Holdings PLC

Make your learning investments count

The best L&D functions deploy data management, analytics and reporting capabilities in order to measure effectiveness of, and ROI on, all learning programs, adjust L&D programs and optimize L&D investments, and communicate business impact to stakeholders.

By assessing and reallocating programs in their learning portfolio, these teams elevate their impact and secure their credibility as a key contributor to the business.

Metrics that matter

Corporations spend an estimated $145 billion annually on training, but fewer than half of those investments result in tangible returns. Metrics That Matter™ users, however, see a 20:1 ROI, thanks to reduced wasted learning, lower administrative costs and improved productivity.

Learning analytics

Learning analytics define new measurement needs and describe new analytic solutions that boost the impact of talent development programs. Key areas of focus include aligning development programs to business needs; creating measures that serve as leading indicators of success; isolating the programs' impact; developing actionable results for C-suite decision making; and using technology to provide instant insights.

Gartner’s Learning Measurement Expert

John Mattox
Managing Consultant,
Talent Solutions

Learning Measurement

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